Tips on learning English well
Pamphlet on “Parents’ Tips on Effective English Language Learning through Assignments, Dictation and Assessment” and
Fact sheet on “Understanding the Functions of Assignments, Dictation and Assessment”
It is, in general, parents’ wish to nurture their children to be competent and successful. Many parents want to help their children learn English better through assignments, dictation and assessment. However,
“Will children’s English learning performance become better if they do more English assignments or get higher marks in dictation?”
“Is it suitable for parents to participate in the assessment of their children’s English learning (e.g. reading aloud)?”
“How do parents learn about their children’s English learning?”
The Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Bureau has developed new online resources, namely a pamphlet entitled “Parents’ Tips on Effective English Language Learning through Assignments, Dictation and Assessment” (“pamphlet”) and a fact sheet on “Understanding the Functions of Assignments, Dictation and Assessment” (“fact sheet”), to provide parents with more tips on helping their children learn English effectively. Through clarifying myths about assignments, dictation and assessment, the pamphlet illustrates how parents can play their role more fully in their children’s learning and how they can help their children learn English well through these three aspects and cultivate in their children ways to develop positive attitudes and habits of active learning, thereby enhancing their children’s self-directed learning capabilities. The fact sheet provides an overview of the functions of assignments, dictation and assessment for students, teachers and parents, so that parents can better support and guide their children.
Parents are encouraged to download the pamphlet and the fact sheet via the following link.
For other information on English Language learning and the Campaign on “Promoting Positive Values and Attitudes through English Sayings of Wisdom (SOW) 2022/23”, please visit the web page of the English Language Education Section and its web page for the SOW Campaign. Parents are welcome to encourage their children to participate in the SOW activities to enrich their English learning experiences and develop their positive values and attitudes.
English Language Education Section web page
SOW Campaign web page